What’s cooking this week #1

Fact: I usually browse the internet on Sundays in search of new recipes to try in the coming week.

Trying out new dishes helps me keep my family interested in the food that I serve them. While I do have my staples like adobo, sinigang and nilaga, I also like to experiment with new dishes, and different versions of old favorites.


I have so many recipe links bookmarked on my computer and phone, pinned on Pinterest, and liked on Facebook and Instagram that it’s getting harder to keep track of them all. So I figured I’d start sharing them here so that it’s easier for me to find them, and so you guys also get to try any good recipes I might stumble upon.

For this week’s meal plan, I’ve chosen four new dishes to try. Three are from my blogger friends, and one is from my favorite, Yummy Magazine. 

This first one isn’t actually new to me – Momma ‘N Manila’s Homemade Beef Tapa. I’ve tried this recipe by Michelle before, and the boys and I super loved it. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can marinate and freeze it, making it a great baon option.

Beef Tapa
Image borrowed from mommanmanila.com


I didn’t make adobo last week, so I plan on cooking some this week. I saw a post on Peachy’s Instagram page of Adobong Manok sa Gata. This is something I’ve always wanted to try making, but I was never able to find a recipe that looked good to me. The Peach Kitchen’s version looks good, so I’m trying that.

Adobong Manok sa Gata
Image borrowed from thepeachkitchen.com


I prepare chicken several times a week because we like chicken, it’s inexpensive, and you can do so much with it. I’ve been meaning to try Joey’s Lemon Butter Chicken from her 80 Breakfasts blog, and I think this is the best time to do it. I’ve been looking for a nice recipe involving lemons since I have a nice big bag of gorgeous yellow fruit from the last Mothers Who Brunch event, so there.

Lemon Butter Chicken
Image borrowed from 80breakfasts.com


The last recipe on my must-try list for the week is Yummy’s Beef Pares. MrC loves pares, and I don’t think that we have any here in the south. I remember going out for pares a few times with friends during the short time that I was living in QC, and I haven’t had the stuff since. I’m already looking forward to it.

Beef Pares
Image borrowed from yummy.ph


That’s it, pancit!

Have you guys tried any good recipes from the internet lately? I’d love it if you could share them with me so I can add them to my growing list of dishes to try! 

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

17 thoughts on “What’s cooking this week #1

  1. I usually let our helper do the cooking. I gave her cookbooks and thankfully, she never failed us during meals. I need to cook more soon and the dishes look yummy πŸ™‚

  2. Gah, lemon butter chicken sounds wonderfully delish! The parenting website I work for publishes a lot of recipes so I’m always drooling over them and wanting to try them at home too.

  3. Nice! I also love cooking. My favorite one is sinigang pork too. My lil girls favorite. maybe we can have some cooking exchange session in the future…meron ba nun? hehehehe

  4. Another way I like to prepare our adobo is by adding cream. Regular cream in the tetra pack brick. Because we like our adobo really saucy, my mix is 1:1:1 for vinegar, soy sauce and water. I cook it on a low fire and stew until all the meat (usually the pork takes longer) is soft. When everything is soft and our eggs are hard boiled, I take all the meat out and whisk in one pack of cream. Sometimes two if I want it extra creamy. It kicks my every day adobo up a notch and has everyone asking for seconds with extra rice too…Thanks for including my tapa recipe in your menu this week!

  5. Back when I was still pregnant, I used to cook usual home recipes like nilagang baka, paksiw etc. I usually search the web for recipes because from the start, i didn’t know how to cook hehehe. Now kasi may helper na kami who cooks for us na.

  6. excited ako to try out menudo in white sauce aka gata! πŸ™‚ nakakagutom ang mga ito lalu na yung sinigang! I imagine the thick soup because of mashed gabe! sarap with chili-calamansi-patis trio!

  7. Love this. I’m currently staying in my in-laws, and is from time to time cooking for dinner. I’m trying to think of other recipes to cook. This is very helpful. =)

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